Kline shares her new ‘World’

Jul 07, 2017

Camden — Christina Baker Kline, whose beloved 2103 novel “Orphan Train” has had an enormous impact on readers around the world, will read from her new book, “A Piece of the World,” Thursday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at the Camden Public Library. She also will answer questions. Copies of the book will be available for purchase from Sherman’s Books and may be autographed.

In her this new novel, Kline turns her attention to another little-known part of America’s history — the story of Christina Olson, the complex woman and real-life muse Andrew Wyeth portrayed in his 1948 masterpiece “Christina’s World.” This iconic American painting hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as part of its permanent collection.

In “A Piece of the World,” Kline vividly imagines the life of Christina Olson. Born in the same remote farmhouse in Cushing that her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by a degenerative muscular disorder that made it difficult to walk, she seemed destined to lead an uneventful life. Her fate changed the day 22-year-old Andrew Wyeth knocked on her front door.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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